Christ My Song - 217
Resting from his work today (Thomas Whytehead/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Resting from his work today.
2. Late at even there was seen,
watching long, the Magdalene;
early, ere the break of day,
sorrowful she took her way
to the holy garden glade,
where her buried Lord was laid.
3. So with thee, till life shall end,
I would solemn vigil spend;
let me hew thee, Lord, a shrine
in this rocky heart of mine,
where, in pure embalmèd cell,
none but thou may ever dwell.
4. Myrrh and spices will I bring,
true affection’s offering;
close the door from sight and sound
of the busy world around;
and in patient watch remain
till my Lord appear again.
Thomas Whytehead, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1870, 181.